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Essie Davis

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Essie Davis is an Australian actress. Born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania, she is the daughter of locally famed artist George Davis. She emerged from the Old Nick Company at the University of Tasmania in the late 1980s and has gone on to appear in Hollywood movies. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Her career started after her role in the all Australian movie Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995), also starring other prestigious actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Leo McKern, and Joan Sutherland. Her most famous movie roles are in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Richard Flanagan's 1998 Tasmanian film The Sound of One Hand Clapping, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. In 2003 she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her UK performance in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2004 she starred in a Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, for which she earned a Tony nomination. In 2005 she appeared as Mrs. Nellie Lovett in the BBC production of Sweeney Todd with Ray Winstone. In the 2008 film Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger she plays Esther's controlling mother. She has recently completed filming the movie Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, directed by Baz Luhrmann. In 2008 Davis played Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She returned to Tasmania to launch the "The Tasmanian Theatre Company" in 2008 and help support local theatre whilst encouraging youth to continue participating in the arts. Description above from the Wikipedia article Essie Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 19, 1970 In Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Scamp 1957-10-07
Latest Project:
Movie Mindhorn 2017-05-05
Known For
Poster of The Slap
Poster of Cloudstreet
Poster of Game of Thrones
Movie Mindhorn Patricia Deville 2017-05-05
Series The White Princess Dowager Queen Elizabeth 2017-04-16
Movie Assassin's Creed Mary Lynch 2016-12-21
Movie Awesome Asian Bad Guys Alma Stanley 2014-03-20
Movie The Babadook Amelia 2014-05-22
Movie A Poet in New York Caitlin Thomas 2014-04-30
Movie 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity With the Devil Inside the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Jilly 2013-01-14
Series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Phryne Fisher 2012-02-24
Series Game of Thrones Lady Crane 2011-04-17
Series The Slap Anouk 2011-10-06
Series Cloudstreet Dolly Pickles 2011-05-22
Movie Burning Man Karen 2011-09-10
Movie The Slap 2011-10-05
Movie R Jane 2010-04-22
Movie Dog Pound Jane 2010-04-24
Movie The Wedding Party Jane 2010-01-01
Movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Marella (voice) 2010-07-10
Movie South Solitary Alma Stanley 2010-07-29
Movie Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Grace Blueburger 2008-04-10
Movie Australia Katherine 2008-11-18
Movie Sweeney Todd Mrs Lovett 2006-01-03
Movie Charlotte's Web Mrs. Arable 2006-12-15
Movie The Silence Juliet Moore 2006-09-08
Movie The Business Katherine 2005-09-02
Movie Isolation Orla 2005-09-10
Movie Coming-Out Orla 2004-03-31
Movie The Matrix Reloaded Maggie 2003-05-15
Movie Girl with a Pearl Earring Catharina Bolnes Vermeer 2003-08-31
Movie Code 46 Doctor 2003-09-02
Movie River Street Wendy Davis 1997-07-17
Movie The Ripper 1997-12-06
Movie The Mad Monk Juliet Moore 1993-07-29
Movie The Custodian Jilly 1993-09-03
Movie Meatballs 4 1992-03-06
Movie The Barefoot Executive Wendy Davis 1971-03-17
Movie The Scamp Jane 1957-10-07